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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Honda Accord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Honda Accord would be higher. At 3,198 cc, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK weights approximately 50 kg more than 2005 Honda Accord.

Because 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 37 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK. (310 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK 2005 Honda Accord
Make Mercedes-Benz Honda
Model CLK Accord
Year Released 2008 2005
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3198 cc 2204 cc
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 138 HP
Torque 310 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 236 km/hour 195 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.3 seconds 10.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1695 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4630 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 65 L


 

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